Its a formerly dadaistic elektrofolk duo by Maxim Shubski and Pavel Golubovski playing lo-fi but bright "music" using many "live" instruments (acoustic/electroguitar, pipes, ocarinas, harmonium, tomtoms etc..) with some computer processings. Initially the idea was to make very dirty unlistenable tracks played very crookedly but with a "pop" approach (that means not just playing noise or some cacophony stuff, but by all means trying to make a melodic song with absolutely no ability to play)
Unfortunately eventually we learned to play some instruments as well as doing some good computer prossecing and now we turned into a boring ordinary group playing ambient post-rock and electroacoustic music.
ELEKTROHERD is a highly underground Ukrainian band. We never gave concerts but we'd like to someday.
This release is a net-mini-album made to support the Suló album by ELEKTROHERD, released in March 2007 on Ukrainian underground microlabel Arterija
In the Suló album we used the vocoder processed vocals by Ann Wilson for the track "Such Comfort In Repetition" taken from the samples within The Resting Bench Remix Project by Earth Monkey Productions.
The most part of Suló was recorded in 2005 in Ukraine and finished in 2006-2007. During the same time some more remixes for the "Resting Bench.." and alternate versions of the tracks from Suló were recorded and are presented in this mp3 release. "Moss Haiku Rework" and "Such Comfort In Repetition (Clean Vocal Mix)" feature Ann Wilson's vocals taken from "The Resting Bench Remix Project". Other tracks are outtakes or alternate versions not included on the Suló album, except for the last "Outro" track which was recorded much more later in Freiberg, Germany. By combining these we decided to title this single as Suló Bench.
The photos on the artwork were taken from the place where Suló and most part of Suló Bench was recorded.
The last track is specific one - it is quite shabby and twisted because of several layers form several various times and locations. The guitar (played very badly by Maxim Shubski) was recorded in Freiberg, Germany on a lo-fi audiocard on a laptop. Sax was played by P.G. in summer 2006 in Berlin and recorded on a tape dictaphone. Sounds of trumpets were recorded by two mobile prones near the wandering circus in Freiberg. Everything was compiled in Freiberg.
The original version of The Resting Bench by Clutter with Ann Wilson is available to download or stream here
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